Hexalectris parviflora L.O.Williams 1940


Photos by © Ronald A. Coleman and The Go Orchids Website, developed by the North American Orchid Conservation Center

Common Name The small Flowered Hexalectris

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southern Arizona, Mexico and Guatemala in mixed dry oak/pine forests on broken limestone slopesat elevations around 1000 to 2300 meters meters as a miniature to medium sized, cool to cold growing mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with an erect, leafless, rose lavender, with several rose lavender scarious bracts, 5.2 to 15.2" [13 to 38 cm] long overall, few to several flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Guatemala Ames & Correll 1952-8 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #1 2016 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018